Girl praying at an ancient temple

What is Bhutan’s Food Like?

A tiny nation bordering East and South Asia, Bhutan has an unexpected flair for unique food. This ancient culture only recently opened its doors in 1974, so its cuisine has evolved almost completely isolated from...
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Amankora Bhutan: Retreat into the Valleys of a Forgotten Kingdom

The Amankora Bhutan is one of the world’s most isolated luxury accommodations. Take a closer look with us at each of the five beautiful retreats along the Amankora circuit.
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How a CEO and Mother of 3 Found Time to Run 11 Marathons

In the summer of 2012 I ran the Genghis Khan Grassland Marathon in Inner Mongolia. It was my first marathon. I had trained really hard, but on race day all I really knew to expect...
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Traditional Chinese Architecture

Looking For Wildflowers Around the World

In 1910, in the valley of Sichuan’s Min River, a group was on an arduous trek. The leader of this trek, a man named Wilson, was being carried by two others in a bamboo sedan...
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Beautiful night in an old town in Yunnan

How do I get a Bhutan Visa?

Now that you’ve been hearing a bit about this beautiful country hidden away just west of China, let us answer some of the most common Bhutan travel questions:
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Girl praying at an ancient temple

Bhutan, Is Your Gross National Happiness A Myth?

South of the Himalayas, a tranquil and mystical Buddhist kingdom of 700,000 stands happily and detached from the outside world. This is the picture of Bhutan that we see portrayed online. Snow-covered peaks, simple farm...
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Chinese door in Hutong alley

Building authenticity – a conversation with John Reed, GM of Amankora Bhutan

On a recent trip to Bhutan I stayed at Amankora, Aman’s ultra-luxury resort series nestled in Bhutan’s six major valleys. John Reed, Amankora GM, built these properties when no other luxury hotels existed in Bhutan....
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